Cut the larger and smaller pieces of wood to 10." Sand the wood in preparation for staining.
Stain or paint the wood. Allow time for it to dry.
Apply a thick layer of chalk on the backside of the template, then tape the template onto the wood. Trace over the template with a pencil, then peel off the template.
Use a Ball Engraving Burr to engrave all of the letters into the wood plaque.
Drill pilot holes on both ends of the small piece of wood using a 5/32" drill bit. Attach the small piece of wood on the bottom of the nameplate using wood screws.